Joe Biden should be outraged at Sarah Palin’s $150,000 wardrobe

Comical, exaggerated partisan shock and outrage over the fact that the Republican Party shelled out $150,000 to get VP nominee Sarah Palin and Co. all dolled up for the national spotlight seems to be all the rage these days.

But the person who should really be outraged is Democratic VP nominee Joe Biden.  Where's his top-dollar makeover?

Why is Joe Biden stuck footing the bill for Joe Biden's clothes, hair plugs and botox treatments?

Why is it that Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama can rake in about $1 billion in earmarks, pocket more than $100,000 from bailed-out mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, charge the press almost $2,000 to cover his election night party, spend millions for 30 minutes of prime-time advertising on network television,  funnel piles of money to ACORN, and raise more than $600 million in campaign funds for his election war chest but he can't give Old Joe a blank check to play with at Neiman Marcus or Saks Fifth Avenue like Sarah "Barracuda" Palin?

What gives?

How about redistributing some of your own wealth Obama?

You raised $208,333 a day in September and you're trying to pocket even more money as the campaign winds down so why not throw your loose-lipped, scatterbrained pal Biden a bone?

If Obama can slip more than $100,000 to indicted political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko for a little land to expand the yard on Obama's $1.65 million home you would think he could at least give his running mate a little play money to buy some work clothes, right?

Even Biden has spread the campaign wealth around over the years, handing more than $2 million to family members, their businesses and employees.  Why can't Obama be as generous with the mountains of campaign dollars he's sitting on top of?

Don't get me wrong, I see the comical hypocrisy of a self-proclaimed small-town hockey mom railing against elitism and then wrapping herself in top-shelf duds in the blink of an eye.  It's definitely worthy of some coverage.

It cracks me up and annoys me all at the same time, even though I have to admit that Palin looks as hot as a habanero pepper in those snappy little outfits.

But let's not lose track of the absurd notion that somehow, from all the press coverage this is getting, what we're really supposed to be outraged about is the fact that the GOP spent $150,000 on clothes for its own candidate … in clear violation of no law …  for clothes it says will be donated after the election. 

With the nation at war, the economy crumbling around us and hundreds of billions of tax dollars being flushed down the drain to incompetently deal with all the problems, a ditzy Alaskan moose hunter's clothes is the big issue of the day in this presidential race?

It's so comforting to see that the issues that really matter are being covered by the press with Election Day around the corner.  I'm sure we can all sleep well at night knowing that the press is combing through every detail of the Obama-Biden campaign in the same even-handed way they're handling the McCain-Palin camp.

All I know is that when this election is finally, mercifully over and done with — which can't come soon enough — Obama needs to make this up to Biden in a big way and give him an extreme makeover before Inauguration Day.

I'm lobbying for more hair plugs, more botox, a lot of Just for Men hair dye and a few days shopping with Clinton and Stacy from TLC's "What Not to Wear."

That should be all we need build up to an exciting "reveal" of the new Joe Biden when the Obama administration takes over Washington.


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